NOW: Do nothing. Let the wax dry and it will be easier to remove later.
LATER: If it fits, place the item in the freezer for a few hours. The wax should pop right off once it’s frozen solid. If the wax has melted into the fabric’s fibers, use a spot remover (try Gonzo Natural Magic Stain Remover, $7; amazon.com) and launder as usual. To tackle wax on an area rug or tablecloth, place the item between two paper towels. Heat an iron on low and glide it over the top; the wax will melt and transfer to the paper towel. Be careful not to leave the iron in one spot for too long, as it could burn the fibers. For carpet, set a plastic bag filled with ice on top of the wax until it hardens. Use a butter knife to scrape it up. Remove any residue with Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover.